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Entries By eric frank


Mt. Shuksan: Eric Frank & Team Arrive at Camp

Hey, This is RMI Guide Eric Frank calling from the south side of Mt. Shuksan on a week long skills seminar. Just wanted to let everyone know that we are in our camp for the night had a great first day. We made it up just to the edge of tree line and it started to rain, so we made camp here. Everyone’s doing well.  Tomorrow Weather permitting we’re hoping to go up to the glacier and do a little training for the day. Wish us luck and thanks for following along!


Eric Frank & Team Checking in from Shuksan Seminar.


North Cascades: Eric Frank and Team Summit Mt. Goode

Good morning!  This is RMI Guide Eric Frank calling from Goat Creek Camp right in the heart of the North Cascades National Park. This is the final day of our climb of Mt. Goode. We couldn’t get a signal to call out last night, so we’re just checking in this morning. Yesterday we actually woke up to a fair bit of snow on the rocks for our final 5 pitches to the top of Mt. Goode. We had a pretty entertaining time climbing up through mid 5th last climbing with snow on it. We were able to rappel off the the opposite side of the mountain drop down and walk about 10 miles out to this camp.  Today we have 20 beautiful miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. We will be out this evening and touch base then.

Take Care!


Eric Frank Calling in from Goat Creek Camp - Mount Goode


North Cascades: Eric Frank Calls in from Mt. Goode

Hey, this is Eric Frank calling from high up on the Northeast Buttress of Mt. Goode here in the North Cascades. We are just getting ready to lay down for the night. It’s been raining off and on for about the last two hours, but fortunately we’re tucked in on a little ledge about 3,000 feet above the glacier. That puts us maybe 80% of the way up the route. Tomorrow morning, hopefully if it’s not raining too hard, we should be able to climb up and over and begin our descent down. We’re doing well. Had a nice dinner, and we’re just floating around in the cloud up here. Take care. Hope everyone has a good night.

RMI Guide Eric Frank


RMI Guide Eric Frank calls in from Mt. Goode in the North Cascades.


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climb Summits!

RMI Guide Eric Frank and his Four-Day Summit Climb team reached the top of Mt. Rainier this morning.  A cloud cap enveloped the summit bringing some strong winds upon the team but everyone persevered and are well on their way back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb team!

Sean! Hope this was your group…  Congratulations!

Posted by: Jeff Vanderver on 8/29/2016 at 8:38 am

Sean, I am not sure which is your climb but, if this is your team, congratulations fro Dad and me!  We are so proud of you and cant wait to see pictures and hear about it!  Love you!  Mom

Posted by: Carol Payne on 8/28/2016 at 8:02 pm


Mt. Rainier: Summit!

RMI Guide JJ Justman called at 7:05 a.m.  The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim!  The weather on the summit was a bit windy but clear skies made for nice views in every direction.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Unbelievable experience!  Great job by all the climbers!

Posted by: Scott on 8/22/2016 at 8:14 am

You all rock. Enjoy the view, savor the accomplishment.

Posted by: Ken on 8/21/2016 at 2:58 pm


Artesonraju: Elias, Eric & Teams Hit Bad Route Conditions

Hello, this is the Artesonraju team calling from Moraine Camp, (high camp). Unfortunately we cannot celebrate a summit, but we were short of it today. We had to bail 150 meters prior to the summit, that’s roughly 450 feet, given the bad snow and ice conditions that we had on the head wall, but we did put up a fight on a challenging climb. Everybody’s doing great here. Looking forward to getting down to basecamp and eventually to Vaqueria tomorrow. So stay tuned for our full report on the trip in a couple days. Hopefully all are doing well at home.  Thanks for following. Bye.

RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos


RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos calls from Moraine Camp.

Welcome down, safe & sound!! Kim, you (and the team) are amazing adventurers! I try to imagine that amount of effort for that many days in that frigid cold and wind, and needless to say, it’s impossible. Great job on all fronts and congratulations on this tough climb!!!  XXX Trish

Posted by: Trish on 8/12/2016 at 4:01 pm

Hi Kim , We are very proud of you & the entire team!!!  It must have been a very exciting climb!  We look forward to hearing all about this expedition & of course seeing the amazing photos!!  Travel safe & stay well!!  Love,  Dad

Posted by: SHEL on 8/10/2016 at 7:47 am


Artesonraju: Teams Take a Rest Day

Good evening from Artesonraju Base Camp. Today was a well deserved rest day here at Hauripampa after yesterday’s summit on Paria. We’re eager to start our final move towards our objective.

RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Eric Frank


Artesonraju: Elias, Eric and Team Reach Summit of Paria North

Hello - This is Elias and Eric.  We are on the summit of Paria North at 5,500 meters roughly 18,500’ and it’s a beautiful day up here. We can see a lot of the cool summits of the Cordillera Blanca.  We just wanted to let you know that we are are starting our descent.  We will let you know what happens in the next few days on the blog.  That is all for now everybody’s good and we are enjoying ourselves.

Take care,
RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos


RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos call from the summit of Paria North.

Cheers to Roland from his fans in Atlanta!

Posted by: Meg Schlachter on 8/9/2016 at 6:43 pm

Wonderful!  Sounds like everything is on schedule!  Played trivia last week - one of the questions was “what sport uses an ice pick?” Yea!  we knew!  Love, momma

Posted by: Jane Lubow on 8/8/2016 at 8:08 am


Artesonraju: Team Acclimates on Nearby Peak Paria

Hello from Paria high camp at 5000 meter.This is a satellite peak of Artesonraju we’ve decided to climb to acclimatize. So far it’s a Mars like landscape. All is good, stay tuned for our summit dispatch.

RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos & Eric Frank


Artesonraju: Team Check in From Base Camp

All is good at Artesonraju Base Camp. We rested today to get used to the new altitude, as we saw the many trekkers of the Santa Cruz go by. We’re headed to bed now excited for tomorrow!

RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos

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